KEEN is a Plant andJHAR means water in sindhi
|Location||Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Max. length||24 km (15 mi)|
|Max. width||6 km (3.7 mi)|
|Surface area||13,468 ha (33,280 acres)|
|Water volume||0.53×106 acre⋅ft (650 hm3)|
|Surface elevation||15 metres (49 ft)|
|Official name||Kinjhar Lake|
|Designated||23 July 1976|
Keenjhar Lake (Urdu: کیننجھر جھیل Sindhi: کینجھر ڍنڍ) commonly called Kalri Lake (Urdu: کلری جھیل ,Sindhi: کلڙي ڍنڍ ) is in Thatta District, Sindh, Pakistan. It is 122 km from Karachi and 18 km from the town of Thatta. It is the second largest fresh water lake in Pakistan. It is an important source of drinking water for Thatta District and Karachi city.
Keenjhar Lake has been declared a ramsar site and a wildlife sanctuary. It provides a favorable habitat of winter migratory birds like ducks, geese, flamingos, cormorants, waders, herons, egrets, ibises, terns, coots and gulls. It has been observed as a breeding area of the black-crowned night heron, the cotton pygmy goose, purple swamphen, and pheasant-tailed jacana.
Keenjhar Lake is a popular tourist resort. A large number of people visit it daily from Karachi, Hyderabad and Thatta to enjoy picnic, swimming, fishing, and boating.
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